Native Americans and Early Settlers Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

ID: 44389-B or MAH-44389B

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1957

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 8

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Summary

Anthropology Exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History. The case deals with interactions between early settlers and Native Americans. Two animal skins are in the bottom of the case along with several other objects. The main focal point of the exhibit is a large drawing of a Native American man teaching two settlers how to plant corn. The exhibit caption discusses the difficulty early settlers had in establishing peaceful relations with Native American societies.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 8

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1957

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Historians
  • Anthropology
  • Exhibitions
  • Ethnology
  • Indians of North America

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

44389-B or MAH-44389B

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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